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Hans Olde (Süderau 1855 - Kassel 1917) - Artist
Portrait, animal, history and landscape painter, one of the first and foremost impressionist painters in Germany. O. studied at the Munich academy under L. von Löfftz and at the Académie Julian in Paris. He was co-founder of the Munich secession and on that occasion made friends with L. Corinth. Repeatedly visiting Paris he studied the French avantgarde, most of all Monet. 1902-10 he was director of the Weimar Kunstschule,thereafter of the Kassel academy. His most famous work is the portrait of sick Friedrich Nietzsche. Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle), Kiel (Kunsthalle), Berlin (Nat. Gall.), Schleswig (SHLM) a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Der Neue Rump a. others.